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Hockey is a fast-paced team game, so be prepared for 70 minutes of high octane ball and stick action.

Hockey is the second most popular sport in the world and is enjoyed by both men and women. The rules are the same for both sexes.

What's in the kit bag?
You'll need a stick, a ball and a gum shield to keep that smile in tact! Extra padding is required for goalkeepers.

Top tip
Boys and girls can play together. Hockey is one of the few sports which has mixed teams.

Want more details on the sport?
Our Sport Academy site has a hockey section with comprehensive details on everything from the rules and training challenges to masterclasses on shooting and dribbling plus features on star players.

Where else can I get more information on the sport?


The England Hockey website is a great resource for anyone who wants to get playing.

As well as contact details for development officers in your area, you'll find information on 'Stix Skills' - a fun way to challenge yourself and develop all the important hockey skills.

Northern Ireland

Scotland The Scottish Hockey Union website has news on leagues and cups and a youth section that includes information on coaching camps.


The Planet Field Hockey website has details and news on the sport from around the world.


Zone Hockey is a five-a-side game (although it may be adapted) which can be played indoors or out and is based around participants playing in defined zones.

It is suitable for electric wheelchair users, manual wheelchair users, ambulant and semi-ambulant young people.

For more information contact:

England Hockey
National Hockey Stadium
Silbury Boulevard
Milton Keynes
Tel: 01908 544644

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The best way of getting my kids into sport? Force! No really, lead by example and make them understand how important it is to be fit and active all their lives.
- Susan Clark, mother of three


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